"If you want change, you have to be the change" - Nicole Seah
Do you want that fresh coat of paint and that covered walkway or your voice in parliament?
Frankly speaking, many Singaporeans are fedup with having to make this choice every election as the PAP rolls out its upgrading pork barrel and blatantly threaten to take it away unless you vote for them. This is wrong and it is in our hands to stop them. We are electing representatives for parliament not covered walkways and fountains for our estates paid for by all tax payers. It is wrong to use the people's money to win votes for yourself by threatening voters. That is how the PAP hangs on to power and that is why the PAP doesn't listen to you - they don't need to hear as long as you respond to their threats. It is in your hands to change this.
Yesterday, the PAP sent out a brochure to many homes called "Burning Questions". One of the burning question is why basic necessities should not be exempted from GST.
"If flour and sugar are basic necessities, how about biscuits and cakes? If bananas are are a necessity, what about strawberry?" - PAP's 'Burning Questions' newsletter
When Malaysia considered implementing GST, the govt promised to exempt basic necessities [Link] so that the poor and elderly will not be so adversely affected by the GST. In fact GST is exempted for basic necessities in all developed countries that implemented it. It is difficult for the PAP govt only because they care little about the poor and elderly. They want to send our elderly to Malaysia and have failed to seriously address the issue of growing poverty and rising income gap. The real burning question is how long do we want to wait for them to fix the problems they created?
Singaporeans can't wait any longer. I attended the 1st WP rally in the 2006 elections. There were much more people in WP rally yesterday night at Hougang. We all know we can't be too optimistic when we see the attendence at these rally as it might not translate to votes. But you can sense that frustration with the PAP has grown and it has spread because the PAP has been deaf to the concerns of the people.
WP Rally, 29 April 2011 (Friday)
33 Yio Chu Kang Road
Time: 7.30 PM
Attire: Light Blue Top